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Can I use flumist if I have an allergy to eggs?

Can I use flumist if I have an allergy to eggs?

No: You should not have the conventional flu shot or FluMist if you have a known allergy to eggs or have had a prior reaction/allergy to the flu shot. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can I eat egg whites if I have an allergy to eggs?

Can I eat egg whites if I have an allergy to eggs?

NO: Almost 100% of individuals allergic to egg are allergic to egg white or ovoalbumin. A small percentage can tolerate egg yolk; it is safest to avoid all egg products. Recent reports suggest that egg-allergic children might tolerated baked eggs, however it is not straightforward to predict who these semi-tolerant children might be. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to develop an allergy to eggs at age 17?

Is it unusual to develop an allergy to eggs at age 17?

Egg allergy: All food allergies occur in children at a higher frequency than in adults however; food allergy can develop at any age. Food allergy can occur regardless of how many years it has been consumed prior to the first adverse reaction. ...Read more

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How likely is it to develop an allergy to eggs at age 18 but were ok as a child?

How likely is it to develop an allergy to eggs at age 18 but were ok as a child?

Allergies develop : At any time. Do not know why, but it is seen all the time that one has eaten a food for years or taken medication before, and then develops an allergy to it. How likely? Depends on the person and family history. It is more likely in someone who already has lot off allergies. Less likely in someone without preexisting allergies. ...Read more

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What will happen if you have an allergy to eggs? Willl you end up with some malnutrition?

What will happen if you have an allergy to eggs?  Willl you end up with some malnutrition?

No: Although eggs are found in many food items, one can get there protein requirements from other sources such as soy, legumes, fish and chicken to name a few. ...Read more

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What is a class 3 allergy to eggs?

What is a class 3 allergy to eggs?

History is more imp: Not really sure what is meant by this. For food allergy the most important aspect in making this diagnosis is the patient history and what type of reaction occurered. Then food allergy skin test or blood test are done to confirm the history. The level of positivity on these tests are not really predictive of the type of reaction one could have. ...Read more

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What does a class 3 allergy to eggs mean?

What does a class 3 allergy to eggs mean?

High level allergy: When food allergies are evaluated by blood tests, the amount of allergic antibody (ige) against a particular food is quantified and a classification is assigned. The higher the class, the more antibody was found against that food. Class 0 has little or no ige detected while class 6 means very high levels were found. Most allergists feel class 3 or higher indicates significant allergy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a food allergy to eggs but only to a certain part of the eggs?

Is it possible to have a food allergy to eggs but only to a certain part of the eggs?

Yes: There are tests to differentiate an allergy to either the yolk or white of the egg. You can be allergic to one part and not the other. ...Read more